The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Leonora Carrington I


From her exhibition on Paseo de la Reforma Ave:
Mariposa Mantarraya / Butterfly Manta ray. Bronze 2007 by Leonora Carrington. One of Britain's finest - and neglected – surrealists.
Her importance, lies partly in that she - along with artists such as Leonor Fini and Remedios Varo - opened up a new, and more female, strand of surrealism: in Mexico, Leonora and Varo dabbled in alchemy and the occult, and the work of both was rooted for a time in the magical and domestic elements of women's lives. "One of the extraordinary aspects of Leonora's work is how she draws on so many different inspirations, from the Celtic legends she learned from her nanny, through the constraints of her upper-class upbringing, to the surrealism of Paris in the 1930s - and then to the magic of Mexico," "Her work is evocative of so many things, and it's enormously complex: she hasn't had a massive output because her technique is so meticulous and the work so detailed. She certainly wasn't a Picasso who could churn out several pictures a day; her work would take many months, even years."


Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.


Anonymous said...

I wonder why she went wild on the head. It is filled with pits and scars and is as rough as a man who works with bricks;p but the rest is smooth as silk?

fotosbrujas said...

sencillamente genial, la plasticidad de esta escultura es sublime y el tratamiento que le has dado hace que la imagen prezca venir del mas allá. ains que buena
por cierto la foto del perrito corriendo por la carretera con aquella manada de mosntruos al fondo , es simplemente de concurso, ganadora de concurso de veras
saludos brujos


Amazing sculture and photos.
Thank you for showing this.

Lara said...

interesting sculpture, I really like the delicate details!

Carraol said...

Brujo, gracias por tus palabras, se agradecen.
Lara, Abe, Laurent, thank you very much for your commments.